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Hey all,

I've had my new XFX 650W XXX edition psu now for about a week. It seems to have been fine up until recently where it seems to be really loud, even drowning out my 4870x2 stock cooler!

It's running on the sig rig below, nothing fancy and shouldn't really be drawing more than 500W.

CPU temps are around 50-60C under game load (currently Sims Medieval). GPU is between 70-90C under gaming load.

It's kicking out a fair amount of heat from the back. My case is not the coolest case ever that's for sure. I've got two 120mm case fans, one intake, one exhaust. I'm guessing the psu is sucking up the case heat which is affecting it's own temperature?

Help!
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post #2 of 11
That case looks like it has really bad air flow.



Your problem isn't really with your PSU. You need to get more outside air into your case to keep it generally cooler inside there. The XFX PSU can only cool itself with the air it is given, so really you need to get it some cooler air somehow. I would assume if you run with the door open/off the issue doesn't occur?

Consider mounting an additional 120mm side intake fan and perhaps also one rigged up in the DVD bay area.
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post #3 of 11
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Thanks for the info.

Tis true that this case does tend to get quite toasty under load. My Zalman 9700 CPU cooler isn't great either for chucking around lots of heat all over the place.

I will keep the side off for a bit and see how that goes. I've also ramped up the speed on the intake fan.
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What is the Coolermaster CM690 II case like? I quite like to the look of them.
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post #5 of 11
my XFX Black Edition 750W is SILENT!!!! granted my system at max can pull 400W but still

get cooler air flowing through your case if the fan on the PSU is loud
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post #6 of 11
Two 650W units here have been running constantly for over 9 months with only a few minutes of downtime and can't say they have ever been terribly noisy or hot.
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post #7 of 11
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Hmm could it be the 4870x2 pulling a ton of power? I ran it with a 500W Antec fine for a few weeks without major psu noise. Only thing changed recently is drivers. Previous drivers were sticking the 2nd GPU into 2D mode. Now both cores are running at full whack when gaming.

I had the case side panel off earlier, didn't make a huge difference in temps. Psu was still a bit loud
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post #8 of 11
What sort of noise is it actually making?
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post #9 of 11
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Like a 140mm fan at 1000-2000rpm lol. My PC sounded like a rack server!
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post #10 of 11
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Well I've put another 120mm fan as an intake, making it a total of 2 x 120mm fans for intakes and the temps have dropped quite a bit!

PSU no longer wants to lift off and fly to the moon, the CPU temp is down by 5-10C and the 4870X2 is running a few degrees cooler.

I have to say I'm quite happy!

(Still going to get a Radeon 6870 though!)
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